IN TODAY’S WORLD companies are competitors in the morning, partners in the afternoon, and friends at night. Peter Senge and Goran Carstedt believe that “our real future lies in building sustainable enterprises and an economic reality that connects industry, society, and the environment.”1 Leadership in the twenty-first century is a matter of inspiring, motivating, and challenging people, many of whom are not employed by the leading enterprise and not under the influence of formal leadership. Leaders must be able to trust and “let loose” the operations of partners and employees, without having full control over them. What worked well when those companies were going it alone may not work in a collaborative environment. The ...

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